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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Service use, unmet needs, and barriers to services among adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder in Poland

Characteristic N %
Young person characteristics
 Gender
  Male 246 79.1
  Female 65 20.9
 Age (years)
  12–14 147 47.3
  15–17 69 22.2
  18–24 73 23.5
  25–39 22 7.1
 Education
  Primary school 117 37.6
  Middle school 82 26.4
  High school 50 16.1
  University 8 2.6
  Completed education
   Less than high school 22 7.1
   High school 15 4.8
   University 3 1.0
  Not responded 14 4.5
 Diagnosis
  Childhood autism 132 42.2
  Atypical autism 38 12.2
  Asperger Syndrome 120 40.2
  Other pervasive developmental disorders 11 3.5
  Not specified 1.6 1.6
 Comorbid intellectual disability
  Yes 141 45.3
  No 170 54.7
 Comorbid psychiatric diagnosis
  Yes 181 58.2
  No 126 40.5
Household characteristics
 Household income (PLN)
   < 1501 64 20.6
  1501–2500 61 19.6
  2501–3500 55 17.7
  3501–5500 54 17.4
   > 5501 39 12.6
  Not reported 38 12.2
 Residential area
  Large city (>  500 k inhabitants) 111 35.7
  Medium city (50-200 k inhabitants) 63 20.3
  Small city (< 50 k inhabitants) 60 19.3
  Village 73 23.5
  Not reported 4 1.2